Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune
December 2, 2012
Bishop James Wilkowski from the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest blesses participants at the starting line of the 35th annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade at 83rd Street and Western Avenue on Sunday. Thousands of motorcyclists participated in the parade this year, which travels north on Western Avenue, ending at Lane Tech High School on Addison Street. Parade officials say the turnout was larger this year for the event, due to the 60-degree temperatures in Chicago. The event is designed to help raise money to buy new toys for needy children.